Happy New Year from the Ingersoll District Nature Club!
Join us on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 for “The Ontario Badger” with guest speaker Josh Sayers of Ontario Badgers at the Ingersoll Public Library Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m.
Josh Sayers will share his research on Ontario Badgers. Southern Ontario is home to a small population of American Badgers (Taxidea taxus subspecies “jacksoni”). These rare, native carnivores are members of the weasel family and are among the most elusive animals in the province! They are mostly active by night, tend to avoid people, and wander over large areas. In fact a single badger’s territory can easily be several thousand acres! They are opportunistic carnivores, and feed on a variety of small animals, such as groundhogs (also known as woodchucks or gophers), rabbits, mice, chipmunks, frogs, turtle eggs, and insects. They hunt along the weedy and grassy edges of fields, forests, and meadows, and spend most of their days underground.